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10 Dwell Store Picks from the Kitchen Experts at Food52

At Dwell, we are big fans of Food52, and can often be found browsing Provisions, its well-curated store of artisanal products, over our lunch breaks. Here, Food52 founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs share their favorite picks from the Dwell Store. Their selections, ranging from minimal sugar bowls to bright wireframe chairs, are both practical and pleasing additions to a kitchen (and beyond). Click through the slideshow to shop their favorite pieces.
July 31, 2014

5 Modern Ceiling Fans

Founded in 1997 by industrial designer Ron Rezek, Modern Fan Company designs and manufactures ceiling fans for modern interiors. Fans are available with or without lights, and are ideal for high ceilinged rooms or covered porches. From simple to sculptural, these five fans from the Dwell Store will suit your modern home.
July 31, 2014
Dyson handheld vacuum head.

Dyson Wireless Handheld Vacuum for Small Jobs

James Dyson made his name making high-end, beautifully structured, and functionally impressive vacuum cleaners. An offshoot from the typical canister and upright vacuums Dyson makes is its wireless handhelds, the latest of which is the DC59 Motorhead. The benefit of one of these models is that since they’re so light and maneuverable, it’s easier to clean intermittently. The DC59 can’t match the suction power of a dedicated upright, but it's ideal for quick dust removal, sucking up spider webs, or clearing broken glass. Available for $550.
July 28, 2014
Nosiboo babycare nasal aspirator in pink and blue.

Nasal Aspirator for Young Children

Caring for a young child is full of unglamorous but necessary practices, but this pediatrician-designed device is meant to make nasal care more hygienic and effective. Babies cannot breathe through their noses until they hit six months of age, and even after that age, they’re not able to properly blow their noses. That means their nasal passages and sinuses can clog and play host for germs or inhibit proper breathing. Nasal aspirators draw out the mucus to alleviate congestion, and the Nosiboo is to other drug store aspirators as a Dyson is to other vacuum cleaners. Available online, $192.
July 28, 2014
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The Design Community that Defines New York City

A biennial at New York's MAD Museum, open through October 12, 2014, explores the rich design community of New York City—a group whose creations set the tone of the ever-shifting city. "It’s expensive to have space to produce and make one’s work in New York City," says curator Jake Yuzna. "Those who choose to come to NYC, and/or stay in NYC, fight against that tide—they strive to change the cultural landscape of the city, and through their adaptive practices, are doing it." Click through the slideshow for a look at some of the pieces on view.
July 24, 2014
Escali smartconnect kitchen scale.

Smart Kitchen Scale Is The New Food Journal

If the glut of fitness trackers available on the market is any indication, measurements and numbers motivate people. That fact works well for activity and movement, which can be easily monitored using accelerometers, but there hasn’t yet been an elegant solution for logging food consumption, a far greater factor in overall health. We’ve been mostly limited to elegant text-input food journals, which feel tedious and imprecise next to the dynamic graphs produced by fitness trackers. The Escali kitchen scale aims to take some of the tedium out of that process. It also integrates with the UP by Jawbone system, so nutrition information collected from the scale can be used for better body tracking all around. Available for $99.95.
July 22, 2014
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Wi-Fi Speaker System for Better Home Music Listening

Bluetooth speakers are fantastic for using outdoors or while traveling, but the wireless format compresses the data so that sound quality gets diminished. For listening to high-quality music at home, a Wi-Fi system like the one from Bluesound is ideal. The Pulse connects to a home Wi-Fi network through a multi-step process of password entries and location designations, but once it’s set up, it will remember everything. Available for $700.
July 21, 2014
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5 Puerto Rican Designers to Know

These up-and-coming designers draw inspiration from their Caribbean heritage to create bold, colorful, and thoughtful objects for the contemporary home. Visit Design in Puerto Rico for more information about the designers and their products.
July 21, 2014
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5 Bags We Love from BAGGU

When Emily Sugihara and her mom, Joan Sugihara were tired of the lack of reusable totes on the market, they launched BAGGU, producing the signature foldable nylon tote in a variety of colors. Since its inception, BAGGU has expanded, now producing bags in several fabrics and styles. Check out five of our favorite BAGGU styles, available at the Dwell Store.
July 18, 2014